Termin: Mittwoch, 01. Juni 2022, 20:00 Uhr
Ort: Film-Theater Metropolis, Dr.-Hans-Kapfinger-Straße 11, 94032 Passau
Regie: Maryna Er Gorbach
Land, Jahr: Ukraine/Türkei, 2022
Filmlänge: 100 Minuten
Sprache: Original mit dt. Untertiteln
Synopsis: July 2014. Expectant parents Irka and Tolik live in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, disputed territory in the early days of the Donbas war. Their nervous anticipation of their first child’s birth is violently disrupted as the vicinal crash of flight MH17 elevates the forbidding tension enveloping their village. The looming wreckage of the downed airliner and an incoming parade of mourners emphasize the surreal trauma of the moment. As Tolik’s separatist friends expect him to join their efforts, Irka’s brother is enraged by suspicions that the couple has betrayed Ukraine. Irka refuses to be evacuated even as the village gets captured by armed forces, and she tries to make peace between her husband and brother by asking them to repair their bombed house.
Preise: Sundance Film Festival (2022) – World Dramatic Directing Award Winner; 72.Berlin Film Festival – Ecumenic Jury Prize; 72.Berlin Film Festival – Panorama Audience Award 2nd Place